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43mm rims <$100

Old 09-15-08, 12:04 PM
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43mm rims <$100

H Plus Son is starting to make 43mm Al rims. Currently they are available only in 32 and 36h hole drilling and all sorts of crazy colors for the fixie hipster market. It sounds like *********.com however has convinceed to owner to make a lower spokecount rim in black for the performance on a shoestring market. Given the widespread acceptance here of aero>weight 580g seems like a tradeoff people here might be willing to make.

here are some pictures and the press release




Originally Posted by h plus son
Founding:

The "plus" in H Plus Son is the story of its founding; a struggle. The plus is a struggle between father and son, between tradition and rebellion, between productivity and heart, between the bottom line and reckless passion.

Away from the conditioned air of the west to the sweaty factory floor, the son returns. The industrial monstrosity which took the margin with stride spoke nothing of the passion he pursued. The "plus" is a transformation by necessity. It is the addition of the father and the son.

The shimmering roof of the new factory tells of its eventual demise. Yet, at the zenith of China's industrial productivity, H Plus Son puts forth something different. Tired of the racist image of China as the swarming industrial anthill pushing forth towards quantity, we represent a new generation, no longer under the demands of necessity but show that quality, dedication and care can and will spring from anywhere.

Mission Statement:

H Plus Son is interested neither in rebranding nor rehashing but in bringing new ideas to the table. Whether by new designs or methods of production, we are here to share our freshest ideas with people that understand our passion.

Product Information:

Formation Face:

Formation Face is a true "V" profile rim. Without any stress points in the sidewall, the uniform triangle shape creates an exceptional strength. The 42mm height of the triangle profile reinforces this strength by adding stiffness, creating an aerodynamic rim that requires little truing. The simple profile shape also saves weight by reducing the distance between the bead hook and the spoke bed. Because of the thinness of the sidewalls, technical hurdles had to be overcome in engineering a welded joint. Despite the profile height, we were able to reduce the weight to around 580 grams (± 15 grams) using the G609 aluminum alloy which is also 30 percent stronger than the 6061 aluminum alloy used in standard rim manufacture.

SL-42:

The SL-42 rim is the original 42mm high rim that took us over a year to develop and more than two years to overcome difficulties in production. The research and development of this rim eventually led, with the elimination of the braking surface, to the creation of Formation Face. Like Formation Face, SL-42 owes its stiffness and aerodynamics to 42mm profile height. The two models share the same lightness, reduced to around 580 grams (± 15 grams) using the G609 aluminum alloy which is also 30 percent stronger than the 6061 aluminum alloy used in standard rim manufacture.
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Dutret, thanks for the info, can you PM me an address where I can get a pair? The site you posted has been censored.
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It doesn't look particularly aero despite its rim depth. Looks a lot like a tall box section rim.....as in....its not very rounded or pointy where the spokes connect.
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they are rounded but simply making something longer decreases it's drag anyway.

There is no US distributor yet so you can't get them. Some have been popping up on ebay and craigslist ny though.

I can't believe t4rckb1k3 is censored.
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Hmmm. If there was a 28h black or silver rim available, I would be interested.
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I'm trying to find a pair for my fixed to use on the track. so far you can only get them through H + Son, or shops in Japan and also a shop in England.

Saw a pair on Ebay for about $200 + shipping. I'm waiting for the 24 and 28 hole rims. I was looking at Soul S4.0 until I saw these, plus, Soul won't sell just the rim anway.
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I think it's an anti-spam measure, since I can say tarck, but not *********.
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yes because any message involving the name of a different board about bikes is clearly spam. Just some corporate ******* generating ****ty policy to run this ****ty board into the ground.
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